Dec 24, 2012 1:00am PST
was on cbs "face the nation." i want to you listen. >> the first thing we have to do is protect our kids. we're willing to debate the whole question of the semiautomatic so-called assault weapons. we've debated it before. we had an assault weapon -- so-called assault weapons ban for ten years. we had what senator feinstein is suggesting, it was allowed to expire, the fbi, the justice department and others, the studies made no difference. if we're looking at things that are effective, let's talk about it, but first, let's talk about protecting our kids. >> okay, so you heard what david keene, who is the nra president, had to say on "cbs face the nation" regarding gun laws. what do you think? >> well, with all due respect to the nra, and i believe in the second amendment in general, but i also believe that i won't pretend to be a gun rights lobbyist if they don't pretend to be school security experts. that way we can respect our fields. one gun in the hands of a kid is one too many in a school. when we look at the firepower, i think we need to have some rational conversations on the g
Dec 23, 2012 4:00pm PST
president david keene was on cbs "face the nation. quths "i want you to listen. >> the first thing we have to do is protect the kids. we're willing to debate the whole question of these semiautomatic so-called assault weapons. >> you are no. >> we debaded it before. we had an assault weapons ban for ten years. we had what senator feinstein is suggesting. it was allowed to expire. the fbi, the justice department and others who studied it said it made no difference. if we're looking at things that are effective, let's talk about them. but first let's talk about protecting our kids. >> ken, don't go anywhere, we'll get your answer to what he had to say after this quick break. >> okay, don. you need a little♪ ♪ ooh baby, can i do for you today? ♪ [ female announcer ] need help keeping your digestive balance? align can help. only align has bifantis, a patented probiotic that naturally helps maintain your digestive balance. try align to help retain a balanced digestive system. try t #1 gastroenterologist recommended probiotic. align. it's lots of things. all waking up. ♪ becoming pa
Dec 27, 2012 6:00am PST
on cbs. >> i don't think the nra is listening. i don't think that they understand. most americans would protect the 2nd amendment rights and yet agree with the idea that not every human being should own a gun. not every gun should be available for just anyone. >> all of our members agree with that. all that frank is doing, that poll he is talking about was paid for by mayor bloomberg's group. he's misrepresenting the views of the national rifle association. there are people who should not be allowed to purchase firearms and the law provides prohibiting such purposes. we have argued for years that those who have been adjudicating should be included on the instant check registry with the government so they can be denied the purchase of firearms. 23 states haven't even done that. >> i think he was talking about having armed guards in every school in america. he said most don't want more guns in school, they want less. he said some of your members even agree with that and you're not listening to them. >> there are 23,000 schools today that have armed guards. private schools and public
Dec 24, 2012 6:00am PST
cbs' "face the nation," a ban on assault weapons won't stop mass killings. >> we debated this before. we had a so-called assault weapons ban for ten years. we had what senator feinstein is suggesting. it was allowed to expire. the fbi, the justice department, and others who studied it said it made no difference. >> if it's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our school to protect our children, then call me crazy. >> despite the national rifle association's opposition to any new gun laws, president obama insists an action is not an option when it comes to protecting children. while democrats and republicans are upset over the massacre in newtown, the country remains polarized on the issue of gun control. cnn's senior congressional correspondent dana bash is in washington. we know that some lawmakers came forward and expressed interest in introducing legislation about gun control, but i guess the question is will they really in the new year? >> reporter: it really -- the reaction, especially and even among republicans to the nra idea is sort of muted at best.